Inside the Box Program

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Welcome to Inside the Box! David Kwong,

There is something moving, especially now,

a New York Times crossword constructor

in the proposition of working together to

and puzzle aficionado, is the mastermind

solve puzzles—and having a great time

behind both this virtual show and our post-

doing so.

poned production of The Enigmatist.

Over the past months, the enthusiasm

Inside the Box has been entirely created

you have shown in embracing this virtual

for our current, often challenging moment.

format has brought solace and joy to the

With this second virtual production in our

Geffen staff and the artists with whom we

Geffen Stayhouse series, we are thrilled to

work. You remind us why we make theatre

welcome an immensely talented team—

in the first place, and we cannot thank you

including Geffen alums Brett J. Banakis

enough for your support. Keep an eye out

(Mysterious Circumstances) and Jennifer

for more virtual productions on the horizon!

Chambers (The Cake)—who took on the task of crafting a nontraditional theatrical

Matt Shakman

experience with gusto.

Artistic Director

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85 minutes There will be no intermission. PLEASE NOTE

There is no photography or filming of any kind allowed during the performance.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS CIRCLE MEMBERS Laurie & Bill Benenson Martha Henderson Pamela Robinson Hollander & Robert Hollander Loretta Everett Kaufman & Victor Kaufman

Linda Bernstein Rubin & Tony Rubin Kimberly Steward & Josh Godfrey Miranda & Brett Tollman

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Playwright & Performer

With his expertise in enigmas and illusions, David Kwong delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of magic. A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), Kwong routinely creates puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. Kwong was the puzzle and secret code consultant for the hit NBC show Blindspot. He was the head magic consultant on the 2013 worldwide hit film Now You See Me. Other films Kwong has worked on include The Imitation Game, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Project Power, and The House with a Clock in its Walls. A TED Talk favorite, Kwong regularly speaks to companies, demonstrating the principles of illusion and the science of why your brain is fooled. Kwong’s book Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success was published by Harper Business. After 125 sold-out performances in New York, Kwong’s one-man show, The Enigmatist, will premiere in Los Angeles at the Geffen Playhouse. Kwong is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied the history of magic. B R E T T J. B A N A K I S

Creative Designer

Brett J. Banakis is a designer for theater, opera, and live performance based in Brooklyn, NY. Brett is excited to continue his collaboration with David Kwong after developing a long-running magic/puzzles/ cryptology show, The Enigmatist, which will be transferring to the Geffen Playhouse next season. In 2019, Brett made his Geffen Playhouse design debut with Mysteri-

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ous Circumstances, which earned an Ovation Nomination for Best Set Design. Broadway: The Cher Show (Neil Simon Theater). Recent NYC: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Transport Group), Sunday (Atlantic Theater Company), Ghost Light (LCT3). Additional Geffen Playhouse, as Assistant Set Designer: Wishful Drinking, A Picasso, You Can’t Take It With You, Paint Your Wagon, Speed-the-Plow, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Take Me Out. Brett currently serves as International Scenic Supervisor for all worldwide productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway, West End, Australia, San Francisco, Germany, Toronto). Brett is a faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

at The High Line Hotel. Other recent video designs include Die Ägyptische Helena and Hansel und Gretel for Teatro Alla Scala; Purcell’s King Arthur for Staatsoper Berlin and Theater An Der Wien; Acquanetta for Bard Summerscape; Ira Glass' Seven Things… Tour; and Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie and Lowell Tour. Upcoming: Aging Magician (lights and projection) for San Diego Opera and The Enigmatist (lights and projection) at Geffen Playhouse. His work has been seen at Carnegie Hall, Salzburg Festspiele, BAM, TED, The Public, MoMA, Panorama Festival NYC, Beacon Theatre, and many others. He teaches design at MIT. J E N N I F E R C H A M B E RS

Directing Consultant


Puzzle Designer

Dave is an intellectual property lawyer and a puzzle designer and consultant. As an attorney, he has represented some of the country's most well-known companies in copyright, trademark, and patent matters, but over the past decade has devoted much of his time to puzzle creation and consultation. Dave has co-written the MIT Mystery Hunt, the largest annual puzzle hunt event, three times, and has designed hundreds of other puzzles, puzzle events, and games, some of which have appeared or will appear on the big and small screens. Dave has also worked with David Kwong on a number of projects, including as Puzzle Consultant for David's off-Broadway show The Enigmatist, Puzzle Designer for the Enigmas playing card deck featuring an accompanying online puzzle hunt, and several mini puzzle hunts. A collection of Dave's puzzles can be found at Dave lives in San Marino with his wife, Rebecca, and their cat, Loki. J O S H UA H I G G AS O N

Video Designer

Joshua Higgason is a video, scenic, lighting, and interactive designer, creating experiences for theater, concerts, opera, and events. Recently designed lights and video for David Kwong's The Enigmatist

Jennifer is a Los Angeles based director. She developed and directed the world premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter at Echo Theatre Company with subsequent productions at Geffen Playhouse and Barrington Stage Company, If I Forget by Steven Levinson (Barrington Stage Company), A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle (IAMA), The Feast by Deborah Stein (Cal Arts), Sheila Callaghan’s Bed (Echo), Jessica Goldberg’s Better (Echo), the world premiere of Stephen Belber’s The Muscles in Our Toes (El Portal), The Pain and The Itch by Bruce Norris (Zephyr), Playdates by Sam Wolfson (Theatre Asylum, Elephant Theatre), and the world premiere of Complete by Andrea Kuchlewska. She has worked with acclaimed playwrights Paula Vogel and Bess Wohl and had directed workshops and readings for South Coast Rep, The Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, and The McCarter Theater. She was associate artistic director at the Echo Theater Company and ran the playwrights lab for 3 years. She is a proud member of the new class of The Kilroys, an LA/NY based collective of playwrights, directors and producers who fight to achieve equal representation on our American stages and gender balance in the American Theater. She is the co-founder of Girl Crush Films.


Costume Design Consultant

Raquel Barreto is a Brazilian-born designer working in theater, dance, and opera. Her costume designs have been seen off-Broadway at Theatre for a New Audience (Julius Caesar), in five seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and regionally at the Mark Taper Forum, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kirk Douglas Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, the Guthrie Theater, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage DC, Berkeley Repertory, Actors Theater of Louisville, Portland Center Stage, The Folger Theater, Syracuse Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Cornerstone Theater, Magic Theatre, Latino Theater Co, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Opera UCLA, and many others. A N DY J O N E S


Andy Jones founded Baseline Theatrical in 2014 as a full service general management office for the theatre, after ten years on the management teams of Rent, Avenue Q, and In The Heights. On Broadway he has been the General Manager of Hamilton; Freestyle Love Supreme; The Cher Show; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; and The Last Ship. Off Broadway he serves as the General Manager of Audible Theater at The Minetta Lane. In addition, Andy has served as the Executive Producer for Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway and produced the sold out run of David Kwong's The Enigmatist in New York City. DY L A N PAG E R


Dylan Pager recently produced the sold out run of David Kwong's The Enigmatist in New York City. As part of Baseline Theatrical he has served on the General Management teams of Derren Brown: Secret, Hamilton, The Cher Show, Hundred Days, Lempicka, and Bliss. Previously he assistant directed Kimberly Senior's production of Engagements at Second Stage Theater and Jeffrey Seller's production

of Man in the Ceiling at Bay Street Theater. Dylan is a proud graduate of Northwestern University. AMY LEVINSON


Amy is the Associate Artistic Director at the Geffen Playhouse. During her tenure at the Geffen, she has spearheaded numerous programs for commissioning and developing new plays. Dramaturgy credits include the commissions and world premieres of Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still and Coney Island Christmas, Jane Anderson’s The Quality of Life and The Escort, Amanda Peet’s Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, and Michael Mitnick’s Mysterious Circumstances. Other dramaturgy credits include Actually, Invisible Tango, Extraordinary Chambers, Build, Equivocation, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, Guards at the Taj, and Helder Guimarães' virtual show, The Present. She holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jews (2015). Matt founded and was the artistic director of the Black Dahlia Theatre in Los Angeles, which was named “one of a dozen young American companies you need to know” by American Theatre magazine and “Best Small Theatre” by Los Angeles magazine. Matt is a director and producer for FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and has directed episodes of Game of Thrones (DGA nomination), Mad Men, Fargo, The Good Wife, and Succession. He helmed the pilot episode for Hulu’s The Great (Emmy nomination) starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult and is currently producing and directing all episodes of WandaVision, a Marvel Studios event series for Disney+ starring Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen.

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Executive Director


Artistic Director

Matt Shakman is Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, developing, and staging new work and revivals of classic plays with a focus on exceptional storytelling and audience experience. Matt last helmed Mysterious Circumstances for the Geffen in 2019 and prior to joining as Artistic Director in 2017, Shakman directed three acclaimed productions at the Playhouse: the West Coast premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People (2012), the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s new adaptation of Wait Until Dark (2013), and Joshua Harmon’s Bad

Gil Cates, Jr. is Executive Director of Geffen Playhouse. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Geffen’s day-to-day operations; developing new, ongoing theater partnerships and leading its mission to inform, entertain and inspire diverse audiences with live theater of the highest caliber. Prior to being named Executive Director in 2015, Cates served as Geffen Playhouse Board Vice Chairman since 2012 and served as a producer and director in theater, film and television. His theater credits include the award-winning Names (Matrix Theatre Company) and Three Sisters and David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre (both at Syracuse Stage). Cates’ film credits include The Surface (starring Sean Astin and Geffen Playhouse alumnus Chris Mulkey), Jobs (starring Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, as well as Geffen Playhouse alumni G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 5

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES Matthew Modine and Ron Eldard) and the 2011 feature film Lucky (starring Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor and Ann-Margret). In addition, Cates co-produced and co-directed the critically acclaimed Life After Tomorrow, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, which premiered on Showtime. His other films include Deal (starring Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison and Charles Durning) and The Mesmerist (starring Jessica Capshaw and Geffen Playhouse alumnus Neil Patrick Harris). Cates’ television directorial debut was an episode of the NBC comedy Joey, starring Emmy winner Matt LeBlanc. He studied at the National Theatre Institute in Waterford, Connecticut, and holds a B.F.A. in Drama from Syracuse University.


Chief Financial Officer

Behnaz “Nazy” Ataee is Chief Financial Officer of Geffen Playhouse. In this role, she has oversight responsibility for accounting functions of the theater, including operating and capital budgets. In addition, she supports all IT and HR activities. Behnaz was named Chief Financial Officer in 2015 after

serving as General Manager since 2002. She first joined Geffen Playhouse in 1999. Previously, Ataee worked as a senior financial analyst for Ultratech Inc., an international semiconductor company based in San Jose. Prior to Ultratech, she was an auditor for Van Sloten CPA, after holding the position of Director of Accounting at FABS Management, where she was responsible for overseeing the finances of more than 25 non-profit organizations. As a financial professional with more than 30 years’ experience in for-profit and non-profit financial management and auditing, Ataee began her career in the Bay Area as a partner in a small tech startup. She holds a master’s degree from Pepperdine University.

THE NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Supporting artists is central to the mission of the Geffen Playhouse, and play commissions are a cornerstone of that support. To commission a playwright to write a play means making a commitment to their voice, craft and vision, with the hope of sharing the fruits of their work on our stage. The Geffen Playhouse’s New Play Development Program is made possible, in large part, through the leadership and generosity of donations from: The Edgerton Foundation, The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Fay & Frank Mancuso, Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald, Hilary & Jack Angelo and Mary Bianco, The MOCA Foundation. We are proud to have the following artists under commission: RACHEL BONDS















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THE WRITERS’ ROOM A group for Los Angeles-based playwrights, The Writers’ Room is a product of the Geffen’s deep commitment to supporting new plays and specifically to fostering bold, relevant work by the vibrant artistic community of this city. During this one-year residency, playwright members gather monthly at the Geffen to share their work and receive feedback from their peers and the Geffen’s artistic staff, culminating in a play reading series. MEGHAN BROWN






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Jerry Moss

Stage Managers Tyler Brogla, Lizzie Thompson

Beth Behrs

Bruce M. Ramer Founding Chair

Video Operator Jake Delgado

Dr. Gene D. Block

Victoria Mann Simms

Kevin Bright

Andy Spahn

Technical Director Evan Friedman

Patricia Kiernan Applegate

Harold A. Brown Gil Cates Jr. Executive Director

Steven Spielberg Steve Tisch

Carpentry Crew Tyler Brogla, Philip Rossi, Patrick Squibb

Dr. Charles E. Young Chair Emeritus

Properties Master Rick Gilles


Sound Supervisor James Grabowski

Mark Fleischer

Gilbert Cates Founder

Music Supervisor Mason Cooper

Sue Fleishman

Marcia Israel-Curley

Patricia L. Glaser

Audrey Skirball Kenis


Adi Greenberg Vice Chair

Charles Kenis

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Mary Ann Cloyd Merle Dandridge Martha De Laurentiis Dr. Brad Edgerton

Arthur Greenberg Martha Henderson Chair Emeritus

Karl Malden Jerry Perenchio Edie Wasserman

Loretta Everett Kaufman

Lew Wasserman

Carla Malden


Brian Mann Barry Meyer Danny Passman Holly Rice Pamela Robinson Chair Emeritus

Peter Rosen Latham & Watkins LLP


Linda Bernstein Rubin

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Matt Shakman Artistic Director

Stephanie Carson

Richard Sherman Fred Specktor Cynthia P. Stafford

Lori Collins Ellyce R. Cooper Ann Gianopulos

Kevyn Wynn

Priscila Giraldo

Laura Kennedy Wendy Kurtzman

David Geffen

Hannah Linkenhoker

Herbert M. Gelfand Chair Emeritus

Tiffany Mayberry

Glorya Kaufman Ginny Mancini Frank G. Mancuso Chair Emeritus Ron Meyer

UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION Geffen Playhouse is affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles, specifically the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Geffen Playhouse values its role as an important educational resource by providing students with master classes, workshops and internships. Students are also able to work and learn from distinguished visiting Geffen artists such as Alan Ayckbourn, Jon Robin Baitz, Annette Bening, Ed Harris, David Ives, Neil LaBute, David Mamet, Donald Margulies, Terrence McNally, John Rando and Kathleen Turner in areas of directing, playwriting, acting, design, dramaturgy, management and production. Geffen Playhouse also draws upon the distinguished experts in the university to enhance the theater’s programs and research.

Eric Heer

Robert A. Daly

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Photography Jeff Lorch

Kirsten Hansen

Kirsten Combs

Quincy Jones

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Debra Davis

Marc Weinstock


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John McCrite Audrey Povar Eric Rollins Allen Shay John Sonego Cela Devine Sutton Laurie Ziegler G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 7

ANNUAL DONORS Geffen Playhouse recognizes the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of our Annual Fund and Backstage at the Geffen. Donors are listed at the Associate level and higher for gifts made between January 1, 2019 and September 21, 2020. In appreciation, donors enjoy a host of special benefits including house seats, complimentary drinks, receptions, and much more. For more information, please call Christine Drew Benjamin at 310.208.6500 ext. 195. ANGELS $100,000+

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Thaine & Elizabeth Morris In Loving Memory of Harvey S. Morse Lon Morse & Toni Hollander Morse Carol & Jerry Muchin Ron Myrick Albert & Barbara Nichols Michael Nicklin Okay Goodnight Deborah & Stacey Olliff Ornest Family Foundation London, Alex & Marty Padilla Gia Paladino & Michael Wise Jacalyn & Paul Pepperman Christopher Petrossian Lou & Berta Pitt Gary & Gail Rachelefsky Carl Reiner Rabbi Steven & Didi Carr Reuben Donald B. & Susan F. Rice Esther & Howard Richmond Dr. Robert Rigg Dolores Rogers Louis & Laura Rohl Rollins family Brad & Nancy Rosenberg Allison & Bennett Rosenthal Charitable Foundation Philip & Janet Rotner David A. & Karen Richards Sachs Louella & Michael Sachs Janet Salter In Memory of Maxwell Hillary Salter Mark San Filippo Gerald Sauer George & Jolene Schlatter Jane & Bill Schopf Toni & John Schulman Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Peggy & Robert Shapiro Phyllis Shephard Doris Sherman Robin & Robert L. Sills Ron Silverman & Soraya Ross Randi & Rand Singer Ronald Smith Aaron & Ross Smith-Knight In Memory of Albert Sokol, M.D. John Sonego & Tom Faughnan Bruce & Patti Springsteen Nicole Sullivan Anna M. Swanson & Mark Eyles Rose Tarlow Anne C. Taubman & David Boyle James Taylor & Stephanie Garcia John Teeples & Nicolas Martinez, Jr. Franklin D. Tell Barbara & Larry Tenan Terranea Resort

Marjorie Thomson John Turmes Leon & Stephanie Vahn Daniel & Shauna Valenzuela Kathryn & Alan Van Vliet Marcia & Charles Wasserman Ph.D In Loving Memory of Gareth Wigan Mark Williams Judith & Philip Winik Linda Yellin Lisa Yen & Tom Bajoras Shoshana & Parham Zar Bobbi & Walter Zifkin


Anonymous Loren Adams Geraldine & Harold Alden Jan & David Altemus Eloise & Mark Appel Bonnie R. Arnold Linda & David Atkinson Marsha & Philip Bartenetti Eyde Belasco The Belles Family Dr. Lindsey Bergman Boisset Wine Ambassadors Michael J. Bordy The Bordy & Leibovic Families Carol J. Bradshaw Paula Brand Sandy & Mayer Brenner Laurrie Brooke Janet & Mark Brown David & Kathy Burke Steven & Ellie Campbell Marlene Canter Anthony Carbone Shelby & Lee Chaden James Clark Laurel & Aaron Clark Lalique Cohen Ginger Conrad Jeremy Coon Honorable Candace Cooper Bruce Cormicle Shawn Cunningham Ingrid Curtiss, MD In Loving Memory of Ed Cypert Robert Daseler Clare Davis Scott Delman Dale Dickey Trisha & John Duncan Joan & Jerry Elledge Jim Esserman Elizabeth A. Evans Marjorie & Arthur Fine Ralph Finerman Lynne & Michael Flynn Lora Fremont

Kenneth J. Friedman & Marilynn J. Friedman Family Foundation Pat & Sandy Gage Lois Gallop Sharlene & Sol Galper Carla & Robert Garfield GE Foundation Benita & Bert Ginsberg Larry Goldfarb Ellen Golla Lori & Robert Goodman Shelley Hill Grant Roberta L. Haft Mary Hartley Sheila & Chester Hasday Winifred C Hervey Mrs. Dorothy Hoffman Paul Gordon Hoffman & Sue Caren Hoffman Kelley M. Hogan Glenn Howerton IBM Corp. Dr. Nancy B. Irwin Brenda Izzi David & Martha Kadue Avi Kamienny Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Kamine Jo Kaplan & Larry Feldman Marcy Kaplan & Eric Gold Lee Kaufman Michelle Kaufman Patricia Keating Beverlee Bickmore & James Kelly William and Renee Kendall Joel Koppelman Lisa Korbatov Deborah Lacusta & Daniel Castellaneta Gustavo Lamanna Christo & Jeanne Lavagnino In Memory of Katie Layman Marla E. Levine Lawrin & Linda Lewin Robin Lewin Tracey Lewin Robert Lohmer Michelle MacLaren Marcus A. Mancini Sarah Coade Mandell & Peter Mandell Michael N. Marks Mr. & Mrs. Phillips H. Marshall John Massa Stephen McFeely Norma & Larry Meyers James & Ana Miles Family Foundation Thomas Mitchell Sue & Monty Mohrman Montage Hotels & Residences Ms. Janet Moore Charitable Trust Craig Morrison John Moschitta Ms. P. Moseley Robert & Anita Nitta Justin Okin Orlando Hotel G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 1 1

ANNUAL DONORS Carol Parry & John Fox Naidu & Jane Permaul Karen Peter Sandra Chan & Richard Pezner Astrid & Howard Preston Rollin Ransom & Chris Lacroix Anne E. Rea & Kenneth A. Bigg Eden & Steven Romick Ronda & Fred Rose David & Susan Rosenblum Virginia Ross Edward Rubinstein Cheryl Saltus Millicent Sanchez Joel & Sonia Schneider Nancy & Steven Schneider Susan & Peter Schwab Janet & Michael Schwartz Brandon Scott John H. Scott Dr. & Mrs. P.K. Shah Dan Shalom Mary Sheibani Rita & Jose Sigal Arthur F. & Carol Silbergeld Manish Singh Karen & Bill Skinner Leah Sklar Bradley Small Chris Sorgi Donald B. Spradlin Arthur Stern Mr. & Mrs. David Tann Andrea & David Tenenbaum Tina Tepper David & Cathy Thomas James Tillman Joyce & Josh Trabulus In Memory of Ginny Truesdale Janet Tsjihan Baron Vaughn Valerie Vetters Ira & Laurie Waldman Carl Weathers Barry Weissler Blake West JoBeth Williams Bruce & Marci Wiseman Delores Komar & Susan Wolford Christina Wren Richard Yaffe Jack S. Yeh Marc Zachary Harriet Zaretsky

ASSOCIATE $250 – $499

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Charles & Annick Allen Sylvia Almstadt Laura and Harvey Alpert Charitable Foundation Debra Alpert Peter Anderson Robert C. Anderson Philip Angerhofer & Stephen A. Jones Jc & Jack Appelbaum Joseph D. Argilagos Arlyne Elliott Interiors Barbara & Ethan Aronoff Judith Ashmann-Gerst & Robert Gerst David Atkinson Elizabeth & Marc Axelrod Lynne Babbitt Mike & Kim Baginski Robert Baker Cecilia Ball Mr. & Mrs. Donald Balzano Donald Balzano Thomas Barad Penny Bard Irene Baron June Bartczak Fay & Lester Bass Beach Cities Child Development Center Judith & Thomas Beckmen John & Bree Bedford Patricia Belcher Karen Bell & Robb Cox Katia Benthale & Josh Lewensohn Leslie Berger Karen Berko-Gibson Marsha C. Berkowitz Ellen & Jay Bienenfeld Marilyn R. Blacker Mark Blackham Deborah Blake Marjorie Blatt Pamela & Bill Bohnert Susan Boiko & Martin Schwartz Ruthven & Hannah Bonaparte Toby Bornstein Dr. Clarence Braddock Doug & Arlene Braun Mitchell Brown Marshall Bull Kimberly & Mark Burstein Steven Bushong Joann Busuttil Michelle Butler & Mark Blackham Mary Ellen Callahan Laura D. Campbell Marlene & David Capell Lorena Carlson Richard Cassese Julianna & William Cellini Valarie de la Garza & Michael Centeno Ling Chan Thomas Chappell Martha J. Chase Doryann Chasen Mr. Chavoshan

Diane Chernansky In Honor of Eric Chown Lori Christopher Anselm Clinard Pam Coats Els Collins Larry Conover Heidi Jo Corey Gail Cottingham Norman & Nancy Cravens Valerie & Donald Cravitz Diana Cusumano Elizabeth De Oliveira & Moacyr Da Silva Muriel Dance & Alvin Martin Hedva & Dr. Dudley Danoff Steven & Linda Darling Susan Dashe Jeffrey S. Davidson Julie Davis Bert Deixler Hal & Roberta Delevie Dr. Udayakumar Devaskar Bernard & Deborah Diamond Gina DiBona Kristin Diehl Chelsea Dinsdale Carol Jean Doehring Fred & Marilyn Dorer Dorfman Family Daryl & Paul F. Doucette Linda Dozier The Milton L. & Betty J. Dranow Family Foundation Jacki & Murray Drechsler Kay & Larry Driscoll Brian Duffield Roger Duhl Loraine Eastlake Jeff Eckerle Richard Eden Ronald Eng Lidia & Mauricio Epelbaum Rena & Peter Falk Dr. Francesco Federico & Lauren Wilson Francesco Federico & Lauren Wilson Mimi Alpert Feldman Michael Warady & Anna Fiastro Abby & Malcolm Field Lisa & William Finkelstein Diane Fisher Elisabeth Fleischman Sandra Francis Drs. Renee W. & Scott C. Fraser Renee Fraser Fran Fredella Elaine & Larry Friedman Lynn & Barry Friesen Judy Frith-Smith Catherine Froloff Laurelle Frome & Brady Frome Gina Furth Diane Futterman Dr. Lee Gardenswartz Mr. Scot McIntosh & Dr. Ruchira Garg

Corinne B. Garson Henry Gayden Patricia Geffner Seth Gettleson Charles Gherardi Linda & Tom Givvin Jill Glasband Dr. Diane & Michael Glazer Carol & Neil Goldberg Lorain Goldberg Francine Golden & Marvin Schlossman Adam Goldman Les Goldman Julie Clayton Goldsmith Dina Goldstein Jay Gordon & Meyera Robbins Roger Gordon Helen Goss Liz Gottainer & David Sadkin Howard Gradet Madelyne & Jerry Green Gaby & Rob Greenberg Jana & Randall Greer Roslyn & David Grinberg Marcy & Edgar Gross Vera & Paul Guerin Eve Haberfield & David N. Johnson Kambiz & Sylvia Hakim Mary & Alan Halkett Carol & Fred Halperin Roberta & Marc Hamilton Susan Harbert Susan & Norm Harper Barbara Harris-Holdrege Brian & Karen Hatch Hanna Heiting Dr. Jacqueline Heller Dr. Felicia D. Henderson Carla & Alan A. Herd Michael & Candie Herman Matthew Herrmann Hella Hershson Winifred C. Hervey Jerry Higgins Gabrielle & David Hill Jan Hines Robin & Edgar Hirst Cina Hodges Mike & Wanda Hogan Melvin Horowitz Marissa Horrigan Sofie Howard Anne Ichiuji & Todd Humphrey In Memory of Ross Hunter & Jacque Mapes Kevin Huvane Robert & Gail Israel Jackie & Warren Jackson Barbara Jacobs In Memory of Joseph Jacobs Frederic A. & Nancy Jacobus Mary James Mr. & Mrs. Buford James Judith & Steaven Jones

ANNUAL DONORS Martha Jones Roz & Jerry Joseph Joanne & Larry Kahn Kallis Family Charitable Foundation Jessica Kaltman & Robert Reznik David Kaminow Jean Kaplan Linda Kaplan Sally & Dr. Manny J. Karbelnig Owen Kato Dana Katz Geoffrey Evans & Bernard Katz Morgan Kay Jim Keily Michael Keir Dr. Louanne Kennedy Nancy Kenney Sharon Kerson Grant & Annie Kim Cynthia King Cathy & Bill Kirkpatrick Ann & Jonathan Kirsch Dr. & Mrs. Klausner Joanna Klein Phyllis H. Klein Leana Kleinman & Jerald Johnson Carolyn & Charles Knobler Charles Kolstad Charles Kristenson Barbara Kroll & Ruth Spielman Kimberly Kruse Lynne Lainer Carol D. Lande John and Sandra Langfitt Joan Larkin Alyce Laviolette Rhonda Lawrence Linda Lawson Learning Encounters — Valerie & Pamela Lev Cheryl & Steve Leff Ann Leland Mark Leonard Don Lettiere Joan & Stuart Levin Suzann & Jimmy Levine Harla Levitt Rick & Vivian Levy Josh Lewensohn & Katia Benthale June Lewin David Lieberman Ms. J Lieberman Angela & Jonathan Light Victor & Madeline Lindenheim Joanne Lindsay Andria Litto Leslie & Adam Lobel Jessica & Frederick Lodge Alex Loewenthal Renee Lonner Laura Louie Mr. Eric Lund Kory Lunsford Loris & Kory Lunsford

Elizabeth Luster Anne L. Lynch Morgan MacDouglas Paul Madwin Barbara Marcus Dean S. Marks Annette Marmalefsky Deborah Marsten Gina Martino Ruth Massaro Phyllis & Bert Massing Linda May Douglas Mcavoy, Jr. Kathy & Jim McCaffery Kathleen McCarthy Derrick McCray Barbara McLoughlin Christina Medigovich Marcie & Steven Medof Jay Melnick Cynthia Melville Robert Mercer & Carol Chanel Mercer Eileen & Paul Meshekow Sara & Henry Michrowski Lee & Ron Miller Lois Miller Lee & Jeff Milman Teddie J. Milner Adriana Kahane & Pino Modica Denise V. Moore Marvin & Jean Moore Suzanne Morrel Dr. Brian Morrow Dennis Moss Bill Mullins Charlotte C. Myers Anita Nagler Michael & Delight Nasatir Stephen Nathan Robert M. Nelson Sherri & Arnie Nelson Shauna Nep Paulette & Ron Nessim Mark & Diane Neubauer Tom Nevermann Dennis Nollette Adrienne & Arthur Omansky Dr. Ronald and Iris Onkin Martin Ordman Allan & Janie Orenstein Sharon Oxborough Ron Ozur & Nancy Lahana Cynthia & Todd Palm Sylvia & Robert Paris Edward Parker Lawrence Parker In Memory of Robert & Stephen Paskus Abhilash & Kelly Patel Dr. Kristine Penner & Steven Klein Mr. & Dr. Don Pestana Dr. David B. Peterson Carol F. Phillips Leo & Nina Pircher Carolyn & John Poer Jack & Jane Pollock Matthew Pomerantz Naveena Ponnusamy Zazi Pope

Cheryl & Mel Posner Susan Poulson Eric Powers Patricia Price Paul Quaranto Jose Quinonez Dr. Stephen & Lani Rabin Ron Rafay Joan Ransohoff Marvin Rapaport Gloria & Michael Rausch Fred & Denise Reimer Marianne Reynolds Janice Reznik Linda & Erin Rice Amy Richards Linda & Steve Richman William & Polly Ridgeway Carol Risher Natalie Roberts Linda Rodriguez Barbara & David Rognlien Peter Romwall Robert Rosania Barry Rosen & Neil Bokal Donna Rosen Mary Ann Rosenfeld & Sheldon Kadish Adrienne Rosenthal Beverly & Mel Rosenthal Brad Ross Cathy Ross Lawrence Ross & Linda Nussbaum Terry Ross Robert & Susan Rovner Sylvia Ruiz Anne Sacks Susan & Wayne San Filippo Jay & Linda Sandrich Susan & Kenneth Sarno Maxine Savitz Linda & Cliff Schaffer Mary Lou Schanche Melanie Scher Chris T. Schmidt Gary & Karen Schneider Stanley Schneider Myrna Schwam Dean Teri Schwartz Marc Scott Marc Seltzer Barry & Mona Shafer-Edwards Lisa Shalet Eric Shalov Barbara Vickery & Martin Shapiro Melanie Sharp & Kevin Miller Erin Shields George Shohet Seymour & Dorothy Siegel Stuart Siegel

Marlene Sklar & Joel Moskowitz Diane Good & Frank Smith Marcia L. & Mark J. Smith Karen Smits Jerome & Joan Snyder Melvin Spears Debra Spector Lois Spector Alice Cortez & Richard Spitzer Elina Srulevitch-Chin Irina & Alex Stavchanskiy M Leslie Stearns Frances & Sy Strasberg Penny Strowger Mr. Kayser Sume & Dr. Renee Sabshin Miriam & Gene Summ Ann & Paul Sunderland Robin & David Swartz Lance & Maureen Tan Deborah Tavlin David Tepper Cathy & Asher Thompson Natalie & Matthew Thompson Rebecca Thyret Judy & Art Tompkins Brigitta Troy Dr. Gerald D Turbow Dr. Harold Urman / Vital Research LLC Anthony & Nancy Vasek The Vig Family Bobette Vikan Carole Wagner-Vallianos & Peter Vallianos Ann Wallace William Wallace Louise Wannier Barry Ward Julie Waxman Elisa Wayne Travis Webb Sherry Weinman & Michael Umansky Marsha & Steven Weiss Pat West Karen White Teresa & Bill White Janet Whitman Bruce Whizin Rae Jeane Williams Susan Williams Karen & Gary Winnick George & Diane Wolfberg Albert Wolsky Andrew & Kimberly Zakanych Arnold & Tricia Zane Diane Zapach David Zimmerman Laura Zucker & Allan Miller Sandy Zwirn


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Matt Shakman

Gil Cates, Jr.





Amy Levinson Associate Artistic Director

Jessica Brusilow Rollins Director of Education Partnerships & Donor Relations

Daniel Ionazzi Producer Phyllis Schuringa Artistic Associate / Casting Director Young Ji Associate Producer / Company Manager Rachel Wiegardt-Egel Manager of New Play Development

PRODUCTION Isaac Katzanek Production Manager Jill Barnes Production Office Manager Alex Norkus Gil Cates Theater Stage Supervisor Tyler Brogla Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater Stage Supervisor Jake Delgado Associate House Sound Supervisor Brian Gowen Production Electrician

ADMINISTRATION Behnaz Ataee Chief Financial Officer Peter Banachowski Senior Accountant & Financial Analyst Nova George Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist

Danielle Bearden-Mead Director of Individual Giving

Alyssa Tyson Box Office Manager Lexy McAvinchey Assistant Box Office Manager & House Seat Manager

Sam Peurach Development Assistant

Kelsey Arlington Vaneh Assadourian Anthony Cloyd Rebecca Connolly Jamie Dawson Alan Kistler Sam Peurach Jonathan Ramos Box Office Staff


Sue Fleishman Communications Consultant

Mark San Filippo Director of Donor Stewardship Christine Drew Benjamin Development Manager

Joannarae Ibañez Manager of School & Community Programs Brian Allman Manager of Theater Education Celia Rivera Community Engagement Coordinator

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Patrick Brown Director of Marketing Zenon Dmytryk Director of Communications Karen Gutierrez Director of Advertising & Audience Development Brian Dunning Director of Content & Creative Zack Hamra Associate Director of Audience Services & Ticketing

FRONT OF HOUSE Jeni Pearsons Storc Director of Special Events Mel Yonzon Front of House Manager Amy Farkas Stayhouse Concierge Rob Mersola Stayhouse Concierge Adam Carr Stayhouse Host Emir Yonzon Stayhouse Host

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Dream Warrior Group System Administrator

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Art Guillen Facility Manager

Kevin O’Brien Marketing Manager

Martin Ayala, Felipe Ayala Building Maintenance

Clay Dzygun Office Coordinator

Georgia Arnold Social Media & Communications Associate

Mario Santillan-Perez Custodial

Marguerite Harris Receptionist

Janice Bernal Box Office Manager

Juan Carlos Umaña, Camerina Martinez Cleaning Custodial

Geffen Playhouse is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. This project was also funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Geffen Playhouse, a not-for-profit theater company, is proudly affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles. 1 4 I N S I D E T H E B OX